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Man is jailed for crash that killed his sister

By Benjamin Wright

A young motorist around two times over the drink drive limit sobbed uncontrollably as he apologised for the fatal crash which left his nephew an orphan.

Corey Davies was yesterday handed a seven-year jail term for causing the deaths of his sister Raquel and her fiancé Lee Jenkins.

The 20-year-old lost control of his convertible BMW after overtaking a line of cars at speed on the A4093 near Gilfach Goch, south Wales, on June 7 this year.

Cardiff Crown Court heard the defendant was drinking heavily and taking cocaine while celebrating his sister's 23rd birthday the previous evening.

Davies was warned minutes before the crash by Lee's step-father not to drive.

But he drove off in his new car – which other motorists later saw "snaking" across the road.

The car careered off the road and flipped over as well as smashing into a tree.

His sister and her fiance – who had a nine-week old son, Harley – died at the scene.

Davies, of Porth, Rhondda, was also banned from driving for five years.

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